That was until I had a look at this video: Cellular Visions - The Inner Life of a Cell.
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If there was an Oscar for web videos, I would put my vote behind this one. I am still picking my jaw from the floor - it is simply amazing and a must see especially if you (i) like biology (ii) are a medical student (iii) interested in science.
The video is a high definition 3D rendered animation of the internal organs/micro machines in a cell working dynamically to maintain cell functions.
I had (traumatic) flashbacks of biochemistry and physiology (argh, Ganong!) throughout watching this video.
- Challenge: Try and name as many organelles, proteins and processes as possible - see how many you could recognise!